Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tutorial: Christmas Party Decorations

Just in time for the parties this week, Lori made these adorable Christmas decorations & you won't believe what she used & how easy they were!

Step 1: She started by gathering the following supplies:

Sentimentals Family & Friends Stamp Set
Die'sire Classiques Cupcake Insert Die
Versamark Ink Pad
Ranger Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder
Paper Hole Punchers
Bakers Twine
Sequins
Colored Cardstock
Adhesive
Heat Embossing Tool
Die-cutting Machine



Step 1: Using the Die'sire Cupcake Insert on any of the Cupcake Insert/Topper Dies, cut several of the shapes of colored cardstock.


Step 2: Stamp sentiment with VersaMark ink.



Step 3: Cover with embossing powder. Tap off excess.


Step 4: Melt embossing powder with heat tool. 


Step 5: Punch holes on both ends as shown.  NOTE: The size of hole puncher needed will depend on the size of straws, candy canes etc. 

Step 6: Adhere bows and sequins.





To create a banner, stamp the images in the other direction and simply string twine through one hole to another. 



GIVEAWAY REMINDER:

Don't forget about the Giveaway Posts for our Crafter's Christmas Wishes Blog Event!  Just click on the dates below to enter on each blog post.  You may enter once on each post until Monday, December 22nd at 8pm (PST).


December 5th - $20 Gift Certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website
December 9th - 4 Packages of Shimmering Cardstock
December 12th - $20 Gift Certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website
December 15th - One Die'sire Cupcake Wrapper Die & One Cupcake Box Template
December 17th - One Die'sire 
Create-A-Card Die & One Die'sire 3D Flower Die
December 19th -  
$20 Gift Certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website

* Each person may enter once per giveaway post during our 
Crafter's Christmas Wishes Event. Only one prize per person and you must have a US mailing address.   All prize drawings will end December 22, 2014 at 8pm (PST) and winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 here on the Crafter's Companion US Blog. 


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tutorial: Ink Sweeping Christmas Bird

After a few weeks of the Crafter's Christmas Wishes fun, we decided to continue on with some wonderful Christmas tutorials that our designers have been making.  Today we have a tutorial from Trena featuring images from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Line and Sentimentals Christmas Line.


Step 1: Stamp the bird on a branch image from A Little Bit Sketchy - Faith on watercolor paper with Memento LUXE Ink Pad - tuxedo black, sprinkled with emboss powder and heat set.



Step 2:  Tape the paper down with a low tack tape to create a border. (Tip: tape it onto a board to easily move the piece around without touching it.) The bird and branches are water colored with Distress Ink Pads.  Trena 'stamped' the pads onto my non-stick craft mat and picked up color with a water-brush.   She used the following colors of Distress Ink Pads ~ bird: salty ocean, scattered straw;  branches, pine cone: vintage photo.

Step 3: For the snowy hills and sky, Trena sponged in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with an Ink Sweeper.  She used a torn piece of paper as a mask the snowy hills, starting on the torn paper and pulling color onto the scene with a light touch.


Step 4: For the sky, she masked a horizon line with a piece of paper and used a light touch in a horizontal motion, pulling coloring from the outside into the center, leaving a highlight.  She pulled the tape off to reveal the border.




Step 5: Stamp the branch from the set in the corner with Memento LUXE Ink Pad - tuxedo black, sprinkled with emboss powder and heat set.

Step 6: Color with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 060, 111. I used 065, 017 to add some definition to the little bird. She also added definition to the larger branch the bird was sitting on with 111.  The sentiment is from Sentimentals Christmas Stamp Set - Jingle Bells.




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Friday, December 19, 2014

Crafter's Christmas Wishes Day #12 ~ GIVEAWAY!

Well here we are... Day #12 of our Crafter's Christmas Wishes event!  Hasn't it been a wonderful few weeks of inspiration?    Today we have lots more gorgeous Christmas cards to share with you that our designers have made this season.  So grab a cup of something warm and yummy to drink and sit back and enjoy...



By: Wendy Price
Moonbeam Meadow Christmas





By: Kendra Wietstock
Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Festive



By: Christiana Reuling
Moonbeam Meadow Christmas



By: Giovana Smith
Bebunni Christmas



By: Melissa Cash
Mulberry Wood Christmas



By: Giovana Smith
Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Festive



By: Swarup Murthy
Moonbeam Meadow Christmas



By: Christiana Reuling
Mulberry Wood Christmas



By: Chrissie Tobas
Bebunni Christmas



By: Lori Barnett
Party Paws Christmas



By: Giovana Smith
Moonbeam Meadow Christmas



By: Tenia Nelson
Sentimentals & Stamp-It Austraila



By: Christiana Reuling
Bebunni Christmas



By: Laine Webb
Moonbeam Meadow Christmas



By: Chrissie Tobas
Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Festive



By: Giovana Smith
Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Festive


By: Taylor Usry
Makey Bakey Mice Christmas




By: Giovana Smith
Moonbeam Meadow Christmas




By: Taylor Usry
Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Festive



By: Taylor Usry
Bebunni Christmas

GIVEAWAY ALERT: 
Today we would like you to tell us your favorite Spectrum Noir Marker or Blendable Colored Pencil Pack on the Crafter's Companion US Website.  If we randomly select your name, you will win a $20 gift certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website!!
 There have been 3 other Giveaway posts... check them out by clicking on the date below!  We are having a great time reading all of your favorite products!


Don't forget about the previous Giveaway Posts we have going so far for our event.  Just click on the dates below to enter on each blog post.  You may enter once on each post until Monday, December 22nd.

December 5th - $20 Gift Certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website
December 9th - 4 Packages of Shimmering Cardstock
December 12th - $20 Gift Certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website
December 15th - One Die'sire Cupcake Wrapper Die & One Cupcake Box TemplateDecember 17th - One Die'sire Create-A-Card Die & One Die'sire 3D Flower Die

* Each person may enter once per giveaway post during our Crafter's Christmas Wishes Event. Only one prize per person and must have a US mailing address.   All prize drawings will end December 22, 2014 at 8pm (PST) and winners will be announced on or about Wednesday, December 24, 2014 here on the Crafter's Companion US Blog. 

Don't forget to visit the Christmas Shop where you can find many of the fabulous products to fill up your wish list!




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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crafter's Christmas Wishes Day #11 ~ Thank You!

It's Day #11 today for our Crafter's Christmas Wishes event.  This has been such fun and we sure hope you have enjoyed seeing the wonderful creations each day.   Once the beautiful packages are opened, it is time to send a special Thank You for the lovely gift!  Here are a few Christmas Thank Yous to inspire you...



By: Tenia Nelson
Die'sire Essentials Star Dies
Sentimentals Stamp Set



By: Kendra Wietstock
Party Paws Christmas


By: Trena Brannon
Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Sketchy (Silhouette Highlands)
eBrush


By: Kendra Wietstock
Shimmering Cardstock
Die'sire Classiques - Seasonal Tree


By: Tenia Nelson
Art-Kure


By: Trena Brannon
Makey Bakey Mice


By: Kendra Wietstock
Die'sire Classiques - Elegant Reindeer
Stamp-It Australia & Sentimentals


By: Roxanne O'Brien
Sentimentals



By: Laine Webb (UK)
Sentimentals
The Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool

Don't forget about the Giveaway Posts we have going so far for our event.  Just click on the dates below to enter on each blog post.  You may enter once on each post until Monday, December 22nd.

December 5th - $20 Gift Certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website
December 9th - 4 Packages of Shimmering Cardstock
December 12th - $20 Gift Certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website
December 15th - One Die'sire Cupcake Wrapper Die & One Cupcake Box TemplateDecember 17th - One Die'sire Create-A-Card Die & One Die'sire 3D Flower Die

* Each person may enter once per giveaway post during our Crafter's Christmas Wishes Event.  One prize per person and must have a US mailing address.   All prize drawings will end December 22, 2014 and winner will be announced on or about Wednesday, December 24, 2014 here on the Crafter's Companion US Blog.

Don't forget to visit the Christmas Shop where you can find many of the fabulous products to fill up your wish list!




Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook pagefollow us on Twitter and on Pinterest for more sneak peeks, inspirations, and news!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crafter's Christmas Wishes Day #10 ~ Christmas Box Tutorial & A Giveaway!

It's Day #10 of the Crafter's Christmas Wishes & we are very excited to share Kendra's Christmas Cupcake Box today.  She used the new Cupcake Presentation Box Template. This cute little box could be used for any small holiday gift or yummy treat.

Step 1: Gather the desired template, cardstock, pencil and scissors.  For this project, she used the Single Cupcake Presentation Box Template and the 12”x16” Construction Cardstock.



Step 2: Line up the template on the cardstock and use EZ Release Tape to secure the template while tracing the outline.



Step 3: Once the template is traced, remove the template to make sure all of the lines were completed, including the score lines (inside broken lines).  If any were forgotten, replace the template and complete.


Step 4: Trim all solid lines with scissors.


Step 5: Using the scoring board on The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool, score the broken lines on the box and fold all of the score marks.



Step 6: Add Distress Ink (Antique Linen) to the scored edges.


Step 7: Trim red, green and patterned paper pieces to decorate the box.  


Step 8: Use the Presentation Box template to trace a piece of pattern paper layer using the inside broken lines.


Step 9: Attach all of the cardstock and patterned pieces to the outside of the box.



Step 10: Attach the alternate pattern and cardstock to the inside of the box.



Step 11: Trace the Cupcake Insert from the template (this is included with the Presentation Box).



Step 12: Trim the spot for the cupcake using the Cupcake Insert Die.



Step 13: Using the Scallop Cupcake Wrapper, trim 2 wrappers ~ one from green cardstock and one from coordinating pattern paper.  Attach them and assemble the cupcake wrapper by inserting the tab into the slot.




The inside of the box with the assembled cupcake wrapper.


She decorated the outside with May Arts Ribbon and two Classique Christmas Dies - Filigree Bauble & Scenic Pines





GIVEAWAY ALERT: 
Today we would like you to tell us your favorite Create-A-Card Die & 3D Flower Die from the Crafter's Companion Website AND if we randomly select your name, you could win them!!!  Isn't that an amazing prize?  

Don't forget about the Giveaway Posts we have going so far for our event.  Just click on the dates below to enter on each blog post.  You may enter once on each post until Monday, December 22nd.

December 5th - $20 Gift Certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website
December 9th - 4 Packages of Shimmering Cardstock
December 12th - $20 Gift Certificate to the Crafter's Companion US Website
December 15th - One Die'sire Cupcake Wrapper Die & One Cupcake Box Template

* Each person may enter once per giveaway post during our Crafter's Christmas Wishes Event.  One prize per person and must have a US mailing address.   All prize drawings will end December 22, 2014 and winner will be announced on or about Wednesday, December 24, 2014 here on the Crafter's Companion US Blog.

Don't forget to visit the Christmas Shop where you can find many of the fabulous products to fill up your wish list!



Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook pagefollow us on Twitter and on Pinterest for more sneak peeks, inspirations, and news!